Fun Jumps at Caob Lagoon Siargao
Waves in August is almost beautifully flat so a little adventure is a must in Siargao.
So our group of adrenalin junkies took a jam packed car and a motorbike to get to the municipality of Del Carmen, where we took a 20 minute pump boat ride to the lagoon.
We passed through “Coron”-like landscapes islets and mangroves. As we got closer to the magical lagoon, the water dramatically changed its colors and the corals slowly appeared as well. What used to be deep dark blue slowly became turquoise. Everyone was so excited to jump into the water before getting to the kubo sitting in the middle of the lagoon.
Caob (also spelled as Kaob, Koob, Kacub) is a word in the local Surigaonon dialect that means sheltered or covered. The high surrounding hills makes the place feel secluded and mysterious. There are several villages in the area and caves that we visited that contain human bones from the Japanese era.
Guys, being guys, already started taking their shirts off as soon as we arrived. And in minutes, they were already launching themselves as cannonballs into the crystal clear water of the lagoon. There was no room for grown ups on this trip!
Of course after these water activities, everyone got so hungry and we started eating our lunch that was grilled fish, chicken, rice and fruits that was served on banana leaves.
After we enjoyed our meal, we all went around the kubo, chilling, reading, some snorkeling, exploring the mangroves and planning the next water bomb strategies.